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Khurshid Raised Issue Of US Giving Visa To Richard's Family

During his half-hour meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry Wednesday, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid raised the issue of the US embassy spiriting away to New Yor... More During his half-hour meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry Wednesday, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid raised the issue of the US embassy spiriting away to New York the husband and children of Sangeeta Richard, the nanny of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade. The two ministers, who met on the sidelines of the Geneva II talks, discussed India-US relations and the diplomatic spat that was sparked off following the Dec 12th handcuffing and strip-search of Khobragade--then Indian deputy consul general in New York--for alleged visa fraud and underpaying her nanny. Clarifying the point, external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said Thursday that it related to "visa issues of Indian nationals who are related to people who may have been trafficked." Less

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